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Milwaukee Boat Line

101 W Michigan St, Milwaukee, WI 53203-2903
+1 414-294-9450
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Great experience - staff dedicated to their work.

We have a great time on our cruise. We were able to take our dog with us. It was a day of high... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
monicacN2080AI
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South Bend, Indiana
Navigate Milwaukee by Water, with Milwaukee Boat Line

I love a good boat ride. Anytime I visit someplace new, if they have a large river, lake, or both... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Great_Beer_Now
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Houston, Texas
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Welcome to the home of the IROQUOIS, VOYAGEUR, & VISTA KING, Milwaukee's favorite double-decker excursion vessels approved to cruise on the Milwaukee River, Harbor AND Lake Michigan. Milwaukee Boat Line continues a fifty-plus year tradition of celebrating the beauty and charm of Milwaukee.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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101 W Michigan St, Milwaukee, WI 53203-2903
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"lake michigan"
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"sightseeing tour"
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"different perspective"
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"great tour"
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"cocktail cruise"
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"minute cruise"
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"discounted parking"
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"bring a jacket"
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"perfect length"
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"top deck"
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"mixed drinks"
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"would highly recommend this tour"
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"discovery world"
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"narration"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We have a great time on our cruise. We were able to take our dog with us. It was a day of high waves on Lake Michigan, so we didn't get to spend much time out there. But the rest of the tour was great...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love a good boat ride. Anytime I visit someplace new, if they have a large river, lake, or both, I inquire quickly to see if boat rides are available. While in Milwaukee, I felt confident they would have boating excursions, given the vastness of...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did the happy hour cruise which was $20 pp with option to buy two drinks up front for $7 pp. $3.50 a drink is a pretty good deal considering it offers Lakefront Brewery on tap and a couple different mixed drinks (pre-mixed versions of...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the noon tour on the Milwaukee River. The guide was very knowledgeable and easy to hear. The boat had covered and out on the deck seating. This came in handy, as the cool breezes and the warm sun had us changing seats on...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome scenic experience. Great tour guides views were absolutely stunning. Highly recommend and cost was very reasonable.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We throughly enjoyed our cruise. Bring a jacket if you're used to warmer summers, dont make the mistake we did, take a jacket. Once you're on the lake its chilly. Nice no nonsense narration informative without unnecessary jabber. The ship, the Vista king, and restroom...More

Thank Roger E
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Wow... where do I begin. The professional staff and awesome boat was a great first impression. We felt like we were on a mini vacation. The ride and the scenery is always impressive and the show was outstanding, I honestly had one of the best...More

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Reviewed 8 July 2018

Took a 2 PM cruise on the Vista King today. Very nice 90 minute tour. Live in the Milwaukee area but still learned a few new facts. Mostly my wife and I enjoyed the cruise in the sun, down the Milwaukee River and out into...More

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Reviewed 5 July 2018

We took the 90-min architecture and history sightseeing tour. The boat took you down the river, out onto the lake, and then back around. Being out on the water was absolutely gorgeous! Our guide was nice enough, but I wish we had heard a bit...More

Thank Stephanie D
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

We really enjoyed the views and the knowledgeable guide. Noting like a Sunday cruise to see and enjoy the skyline and learn about the city's architecture.

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Lynne T
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There is no inexpensive way. The high speed ferry is very pricey, especially if you are taking a car. (That one runs out of Milwaukee). The other option is the USS Badger, which runs about 2 hours north of Milwaukee out of... More
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